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Tennessee OT License Reciprocity
The board of occupational therapy may grant a license to an applicant who presents proof of current licensure or certification as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant in another state, the District of Columbia or a territory of the United States and who possesses educational and experiential qualifications that meet or exceed the requirements for licensure in Tennessee, as determined by the board of occupational therapy.
Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant by Reciprocity
Physical Agent Modality Certification
If an applicant is seeking certification in the use of physical agent modalities, the applicant shall cause to have proof of successful training completion be submitted directly from the training provider to the Board’s administrative office.
An applicant shall disclose the circumstances surrounding any of the following:
The applicant shall cause to be submitted to the Board’s administrative office directly from the vendor identified in the Board’s licensure application materials, the result of a criminal background check.
When necessary, all required documents shall be translated into English. Both translation and the original document, certified as to authenticity by the issuing source, must be submitted.
Personal resumes are not acceptable and will not be reviewed.
Application review and licensure decisions shall be governed by Rule 1150-02-.07.
The burden is on the applicant to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that his course work, and experiential qualifications are equivalent to the board’s requirements.
The initial licensure fee must be received in the Board’s administrative office on or before the thirtieth (30th) day from receipt of notification that the fee is due. Failure to comply will result in the application file being closed.
A license will be issued after all requirements, including payment of an initial licensure fee pursuant to Rule 1150-02-.06, have been met.
Tenn. Code Ann. § 63-13-213
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1150-02-.05